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Tana French


Ireland (1973 - )

Tana French grew up in Ireland , Italy , the US and Malawi , and has lived in Dublin since 1990. She trained as a professional actress at Trinity College , Dublin , and has worked in theatre, film and voiceover. In the Woods is her first novel.
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (2008) : In the Woods
Barry Awards Best First Novel winner (2008) : In the Woods
Edgar Awards Best First Novel winner (2008) : In the Woods
Macavity Awards Best First Novel winner (2008) : In the Woods
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2011) : Faithful Place
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2013) : Broken Harbour
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Secret Place


Tana French recommends
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The Point of Rescue (2007)
(Culver Valley Crime, book 3)
Sophie Hannah
"Gripping."
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Invisible Boy (2010)
(Madeline Dare, book 3)
Cornelia Read
"Cornelia Read's darkest, most passionate, and most poignant book yet."
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Tomorrow River (2010)
Lesley Kagen
"Shenandoah leaps off the page in vivid color."
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The Quick (2014)
Lauren Owen
"Ambitious, elegant, atmospheric, and often deeply poignant, The Quick is a seamless blend of Victorian London and rich imagination. This is a book to savor."
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Girl Unknown (2016)
Karen Perry
"Karen Perry writes intense psychological thrillers that explore emotional danger with relentless, surgical accuracy, and this may be their best yet."
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The Second Girl (2016)
(Frank Marr, book 1)
David Swinson
"Within the first couple of pages, David Swinson pulls off a masterly piece of characterization: he creates a damaged, damned protagonist who no sane person would want to get close to, and then he grabs you by the collar and hauls you into Frank Marr's mind so fast and so thoroughly that none of that matters. The writing throws sparks, and the ferocious plot peels back layer after layer of Frank's character as we - and he - find out how much of his humanity is still left."
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You Don't Know Me (2017)
Imran Mahmood
"It's the voice that does it: edgy, conflicted, desperately urgent. A startlingly confident and deft debut."
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The House (2017)
Simon Lelic
"AN INTRICATE AND POWERFUL THRILLER."
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Grist Mill Road (2018)
Christopher J Yates
"The plot is darkly, intricately layered, full of pitfalls and switchbacks, smart and funny and moving and merciless; the characters are all that and more. This is a powerful exploration of how truth isn't a complete and immutable thing, or a pure force of redemption: it's made up of broken shards that lie buried somewhere in the spaces between people, and when the jagged edges work their way to the surface, they can be devastating."

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